ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 24, 2019
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(Washington: Pete Williams) The conclusion from the report from special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller that President Trump & his campaign did not collude with the Russians in the 2016 election as reported by Attorney General William Barr introduced. [TRUMP - calls it a total exoneration & it was an "illegal takedown" so we should look at the other side.] Trump's tweet quoted. Report introduced.
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) Mueller's finding of no collusion as distilled in the letter from Barr & deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein examined; details given about the two Russian campaigns to influence the election with no collusion from the Trump campaign & with Barr quoted on no obstruction of justice, the vast sweep of the investigation with statistics cited. [Twice earlier, TRUMP - calls it a witch hunt.] [Jan. 15, BARR - comments on how much information he will make available based on the special counsel regulations.] The next step on deciding how much of the report will be released discussed.
(Studio: David Muir; White House: Cecilia Vega) The president's reaction of vindication & the political actions to come discussed. [TRUMP - talks about the "other side," there was no collusion with Russia.] A statement from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about exoneration quoted.
(Studio: David Muir, Dan Abrams) The Mueller report's vindication of the president, the report's view of obstruction with Barr & Rosenstein concluding no obstruction discussed.
(Studio: David Muir; Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The reaction in Congress from the Republicans & the Democrats to the report summary with the Democrats wanting Barr to testify with Senator Lindsey Graham quoted discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Further coverage of the Mueller report on "Good Morning America" noted.